Policing

Thirteen years after a disabled child spent a night in a filthy cell, court slashes damages payout

Court reduces Minister of Safety and Security’s damages payout by R20,000 and orders each party to pay its own costs

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Law | 19 April 2022

Free Gender says Khayelitsha police are mishandling murder case of lesbian woman

Access to justice for black lesbians and people in Khayelitsha is “elusive”

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News | 14 April 2022

Crowd outside court demand release of men following vigilante killing

Police were stoned on Thursday as they fled the crime scene with the victims

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Brief | 11 April 2022

Zimbabweans live in fear of vigilantes in Diepsloot

Meanwhile police conduct searches for undocumented immigrants

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News | 11 April 2022

Slap on the wrist for police commander who ignored torture allegations

SAPS failing to enforce discipline in its ranks

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News | 6 April 2022

Constitutional Court finds Minister liable for sloppy police work

Minister of Police must pay damages to woman who was held hostage and repeatedly raped over a 15-hour period

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Law | 5 April 2022

Rape accused set free pending DNA tests, goes on to rape and murder a child

Judge flags tragic consequences of DNA test backlog

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Law | 22 March 2022

IPID to probe Durban police after two people shot in a week

Housing movement Abahlali BaseMjondolo blames police for the death of the latest victim

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News | 15 March 2022

Lives and eyes lost: excessive use of rubber bullets by police is common

Mthokozisi Ntumba’s death points to bigger SAPS failures

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Opinion | 10 March 2022

Khayelitsha police are failing the queer community, say activists

Protesters threaten to shut down the police station

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Brief | 9 March 2022

SAPS probes notorious cop and his former boss in test case for police accountability

From Athlone to Lambert’s Bay Giovanni Gabriels is accused of leaving a trail of out-of-control violence

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Feature | 31 January 2022

Man claims police assaulted him during stop-and-search incident

Police say docket handed to IPID

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Brief | 28 January 2022

Hundreds of people conned out of R800 in jobs-for-cash scam

Police claim to be investigating but complaint was lodged over a month ago

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News | 27 January 2022

Wolwerivier’s karate dojo: police captain teaches children “not to fight”

Carol-Ann Daniels found that children in one of Cape Town’s poorest areas had nothing to do

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Photo Essay | 25 January 2022

IPID probes case of child killed in hit-and-run

Witnesses say 15-year-old Blessing Chibaya was hit by a police car

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Brief | 25 January 2022

Memorial held for Dumisani Joxo who was killed, allegedly by a Cape Town officer

Joxo, a homeless man, was shot on 9 January 2022

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News | 14 January 2022